Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1549295 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#844432 Jan 22, 2013
Does anyone remember Sarah Palin and all her stupidity?

I thought she was going to be a rising star in the Republican Party.

Is the right to keep and bear arms the same as the right to own arms?- Homer 2016
Jane Says

New York, NY

#844433 Jan 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
12 Ways Obama Smacked Down the Tea Party and the Right in Inauguration Speech
Reclaiming the language of patriotism, Obama then threw it back in the faces of right-wing Republicans to advance a liberal agenda.
1. Reminding the nation who won the Civil War.
2. Reminding the nation of the history of the civil rights movement.
3. Reclaiming the founding documents for liberalism.
4. Throwing right-wing rhetoric right back at them.
The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.
And Ayn Rand wept.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/12-...
And the Founding Fathers turned over in their graves.

but Obama's right. I know a lot of ill 90 year olds and social security disability collectors who have started new businesses and created jobs.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#844434 Jan 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Who's the biggest polluter in the US?
Yep, the government y'all want to regulate pollution.
Who capped BP's liability for the Gulf oil spill? In a free market BP would have been held completely liable and would likely have been driven into bankruptcy. Why does the US government sacrifice US citizen's lives, health, and property to protect a negligent foreign corporation's profitability?
Just because.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#844435 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Goldwater voted against the Civil Right Act.
Northern Republicans and Democrats voted for it.
Civil Right Act and Voting Rights Act helped elect President Obama, a Chrstian moderate.
Sooo the bonehead arrow seems to be pointing towards Jimmy. When will they ever learn. The conservatives always attempt to reconstruct history to their liking, while failing miserable.

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Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#844436 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Goldwater voted against the Civil Right Act.
Northern Republicans and Democrats voted for it.
Civil Right Act and Voting Rights Act helped elect President Obama, a Chrstian moderate.
Cherry picking, eh? Numbers cannot be ignored, except by extremists like you loons here.

If Obama is a "moderate" then you are not a liar and you are very smart, none of which is true.

The National Journal, in its 27th annual vote ratings, identified Obama as "the most liberal senator"

Since: Dec 12

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#844437 Jan 22, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
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"“Until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce, rather than expelled from our country.”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-...
of course what that really means is:
"Until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce, and MS-13 and other gang bangers can continue draining our social services, educational, prisons, maternity wards and all tax-payer funded systems rather than expelled from our country.”
Nah, I understand that. When y'all can't make a point with facts you just make up "facts" to make your point.

BTW, its clear from the quote you posted he was referring to students on student visas not illegal aliens.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#844438 Jan 22, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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That would be the world according to Jane, Carol and the entire conservative movement...Although unfortunatly [for them] their movement is in a downward spiral.
you're absolutely right, because we are marching towards becoming New Greece or any other failed nanny state.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#844439 Jan 22, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
All for one and one for all or just me - Homer 2016
Liberalism is a mental disorder. Thanks for sharing.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#844440 Jan 22, 2013
Virginia Democrats are raising hell after Republicans unexpectedly rammed a controversial redistricting bill through the state Senate on Monday, capitalizing on the absence of a Democratic lawmaker and civil rights leader who was in Washington for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

The Virginia Senate is currently split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, each occupying 20 seats in the legislative body. Democratic State Sen. Harry Marsh's absence paved the way for passage of the previously unannounced legislation by a count of 20 votes to 19.

"The new redistricting map revises the districts created under the 2011 map," writes Talking Points Memo's Evan McMorris-Santoro, "and would take effect before the next state Senate elections in Virginia and would redraw district lines to maximize the number of safe GOP seats."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/virg...

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#844441 Jan 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The state has the right5 to regulate it's own waters.
The waters beyond the state's boundaries the federal government has the right to regulate.
There are multiple laws passed by Congress that dictate how these regulations will be applied.
One such law is the EPA guidelines.
Another such law gives the Exeucitve Branch of government the authority to issue offshore leases in waters beyond the state waters boundary.
By law passed by Congress, the Chief Executive has the authority to regulate lease sales and conditions in federal waters.
The Chief Executive also has the authority to regulate lease sales and conditions on federal lands - which is why exploration of federal lands has dropped to just about zero since Obama took office.(He's saving that oil so he can give it to China, idiot.)
Now, back to the point, dufus.
The president does not have the authority to issue edicts to the population. The president has no authority outside the Executive Branch of government. Thus, no executive order can have authority outside the Executive Branch of government.
The only valid commands to the population must come in the form of a law passed by Congress and enacted in accordance with the Constitution.
Thus, any executive order from Obama giving any command to anyone or anything outside the Executive Branch of government isn't worth the paper it is written on.
If Obama had ever read the Constitution at least once in his life, he'd know that.
Did you just admit that there was an executive order banning offshore drilling in some areas?

I think you did.

So,what executive order from Obama are you talking about?

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#844442 Jan 22, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_En...
Perhaps I should have said "existing environmental regulations" instead of referenceing the actual agency that was later formed to enforce those regulations. Sorry for the oversight.

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LooTER SHooTER

United States

#844443 Jan 22, 2013
Hey Raider ?
ILl sell you my Case Dozer... 45 thousand ! Has low hours on it !

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#844444 Jan 22, 2013
We still haven't heard form the Democrats on these issues.
Here's the questions again the Democrats are running away from like scalded dogs:

Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American security detatchment in Benghazi while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?

And;

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

So far, the Democrats have made some ludicrous proposals:

Tax the so-called "rich" who don't even have that much in earnings if you taxed them at 100 percent;

Economic canibalism. Tax/seize existing assets as earnings, something directly from Das Kapital;

Create an alternate government funded by the Executive Branch violating the Constitution and minting trillion dollar coins to give to the Federal Reserve, who gives the Executive Branch real money to pay for the unconstitutional alternate government (the only constitutional government requires that Congress be in full control of all spending and borrowing);

And, giving parts of states of the United States to China in exchange for payment on their part of the debt.

Are you idiots insane?

So, where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#844445 Jan 22, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Does anyone remember Sarah Palin and all her stupidity?
I thought she was going to be a rising star in the Republican Party.
Is the right to keep and bear arms the same as the right to own arms?- Homer 2016
Bears have the right to have arms; helps them catch fish and stuff.

SP seems to be history! We can be grateful for that.

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forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#844446 Jan 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Who's the biggest polluter in the US?
Yep, the government y'all want to regulate pollution.
Who capped BP's liability for the Gulf oil spill? In a free market BP would have been held completely liable and would likely have been driven into bankruptcy. Why does the US government sacrifice US citizen's lives, health, and property to protect a negligent foreign corporation's profitability?
This is the part where idiot liberals blame Bush....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#844447 Jan 22, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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If you want to play that game, seazeball, likewise for the NAZI Party being socialist and left.
Here's the guy that tried to kill Hitler:
Count von Stauffenberg was a political conservative, a zealous German nationalist and a Roman Catholic.
"the term "Third Reich",[9] and advocated an ideology combining the nationalism of the right and the socialism of the left."
"the right-wing Volkish nationalist supporters of the Nazis moved to the new German Völkisch Freedom Party, leaving the north's left-wing Nazi members, such as Joseph Goebbels retaining support for the party.[52]"
so you can explain why Nazism was supported by leading capitalists and right wingers in the US?
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#844448 Jan 22, 2013
carol wrote:
My computer has been acting awful funky the past few days. Might not be posting much today until I get to the bottom of the problem.
Might just need a "computer enema" or something to clean out the crap.
Update & run your virus scan - can also download & run Malwarebytes (free, safe & good).

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwareb...

CCleaner also works well for clearing out tons of junk files.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner (also free, safe & good).

Stay away from Democrat websites.

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Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#844449 Jan 22, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You are a f*cking idiot.
First of all, the students are LEGAL aliens when they come to our colleges & universities.
Second they currently leave when they can not become legal after college.
Third, we would enable them to be legal if they wanted to stay.
There is not "illegal" anything.
Why do we need educated aliens when we have over 300 million goddam people here and the most expensive education system in the world ready to educate them?
Being here should be an opportunity to an alien, and not a requirement for us.

Why do we have the most ignorant workforce in the industrialized world, while at the same time we have the most expensive education system in the entire world?

You're an idiot.
GhostofRaygun

Rochester, KY

#844450 Jan 22, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_En...
By no means am I a tree hugger. But I do remember in the 70s the joke was fish in the Hudson River don't swim they walk across it. To this day it is a health risk to eat fish from the nearby Green River because of the Mercury and PCBs that were dumped in before the EPA was formed. If you want to know what the US would look like without an EPA just look at China. Street lights on during the day due to all the air pollution.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#844451 Jan 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Who's the biggest polluter in the US?
Yep, the government y'all want to regulate pollution.
Who capped BP's liability for the Gulf oil spill? In a free market BP would have been held completely liable and would likely have been driven into bankruptcy. Why does the US government sacrifice US citizen's lives, health, and property to protect a negligent foreign corporation's profitability?
One answer: politics; and, unless and until the money is ever removed from politics then this will continue.
Nothing is perfect; however, without some regulations, the corporations would be able to pollute and burn and ravage every forest, stream, river, coastline for profit.
While I understand your point; who is to say that BP would have been completely liable? Furthermore, bankruptcy is never an end to an entity, it is a rebirth; just ask Mitt and Da Donald.
Large multi national corporations would protect themselves accordingly, i.e. go bankrupt and not pay the damages and reopen the next day under PB.

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